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Jeweller Graff unveils $55 million diamond-encrusted watch

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AFP
Published
Mar 28, 2014

BASEL, Switzerland - British jeweller Graff unveiled Thursday what it described as the "most valuable watch ever created" -- a timepiece replete with more than 110 carats of diamonds costing $55 million (40 million euros).

Unveiled at the watch industry's biggest annual tradeshow, BaselWorld, the glittering wristwatch, called "Hallucination", is set with a multitude of rare coloured diamonds.

The Graff Diamonds boutique / Photo: Graff Diamonds

Gemologists, designers and craftsmen had spent thousands of hours to get the watch right, said the jeweller.

"The Graff Hallucination is a sculptural masterpiece; a celebration of the miracle of coloured diamonds," said company chairman Laurence Graff in a statement.

"For many years I have thought about creating a truly remarkable watch that illustrates our all consuming passion for diamonds. The Hallucination has made my diamond dream a reality."

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